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I've had mudflaps on several previous vehicles, but didn't install them on my JGC. Honestly, I haven't noticed any difference, to-date, after 41K miles. But most of my driving is highway.

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The flaps are black. I think they go with any color. To me, color coded flaps look would weird on anything but black or dark grey... and the dark grey is even kind of iffy.

Allegedly you can buy primed ones and have them color matched. Or, you could buy the black ones and give your code to a local body shop that does plastic. The black ones fit more colors than you'd think, particularly if you have blackouts anywhere else, black wheels, etc.

But, looks are highly subjective, unless possibly you paint them puce.


They are sorta hinged... they help with ice build up along the sides a bit, haven't had ice build up such that it literally drags on the ground like my older ZJ used to.

There's already some plastic protector back of the wheels, too bad it is so small.
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Re: Mudflaps....

Depends where you travel, and of course what kind of tread pattern you have, but I got the pictured stone strike damage within a very short amount of gravel road driving... Mopar mud flaps fitted.


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Mudflaps... ugh, hideous. Whenever I see a GC with mudflaps it reminds of a gorilla dragging it's fingers on the ground while it's walking around. Guys, it's 2014. Mudflaps went out with the 90's. Also, white lettered tires; Just don't.
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Mudflaps... ugh, hideous. Whenever I see a GC with mudflaps it reminds of a gorilla dragging it's fingers on the ground while it's walking around. Guys, it's 2014. Mudflaps went out with the 90's. Also, white lettered tires; Just don't.
That's funny, I usually shake my head when I see people who spend that kind of money on a vehicle but can't or won't pony-up a little more for flaps to protect their paint.

Oh well, I'm old school so it's mud flaps for me.

I agree on the white lettered tires.
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That's funny, I usually shake my head when I see people who spend that kind of money on a vehicle but can't or won't pony-up a little more for flaps to protect their paint.

Oh well, I'm old school so it's mud flaps for me.

I agree on the white lettered tires.
I see your point, but how far do you take that? Do you keep your GC under a car blanket at night? Wash it every week? Use seat covers? etc etc. I draw the line at making it ugly just to protect it. So while mud flaps might be useful, they look horrid so I won't put them on. If I was that worried about paint issues I would do the clear bra type stuff already mentioned.

I put tinted license plate covers over my plates; there they look nice (same effect as tinting the windows), and also protect the plate from getting pitted and looking old.
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Re: Mudflaps....

Ha! A decent stone impact goes straight through that clear film. I suppose if you stay on the bitumen...
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Put mud flaps on my 14 right away since I installed Toyo Open Country tires and drive a bit on gravel. I don't mind the looks of the rears, but hate the fronts as they hang down a long way. Plus, I already have several rock chips in my rear doors after only 4000 miles. Next step is to add some clear protection film.

What I would like to do is find some rock rails that have a small flexible rubber mud flap up front. Anyone seen anything like this?
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Mudflaps... ugh, hideous. Whenever I see a GC with mudflaps it reminds of a gorilla dragging it's fingers on the ground while it's walking around. Guys, it's 2014. Mudflaps went out with the 90's. Also, white lettered tires; Just don't.
Are you aware of how gorillas deal with annoyances?
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Are you aware of how gorillas deal with annoyances?
They fling poo...?
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Ha! A decent stone impact goes straight through that clear film. I suppose if you stay on the bitumen...
Well, if you're going off the bitumen with mudflaps installed, won't take much to get them ripped off accidentily since at that point they're the lowest hanging fruit, so to speak. Probably get in the way. I just don't see the point of them on a GC, at all. Would you put them on a wrangler?
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I see your point, but how far do you take that? Do you keep your GC under a car blanket at night? Wash it every week? Use seat covers? etc etc. I draw the line at making it ugly just to protect it. So while mud flaps might be useful, they look horrid so I won't put them on. If I was that worried about paint issues I would do the clear bra type stuff already mentioned.

I put tinted license plate covers over my plates; there they look nice (same effect as tinting the windows), and also protect the plate from getting pitted and looking old.
My Jeep is garaged at night, no blanket.

My Jeep is lucky if it get's washed twice and waxed once in a year. However, if I notice something on the paint that will stain or etch I'll wipe it off ASAP with a wet paper towel.

No seat covers, but I will throw an old bed sheet over the seat when I take it in for service.

I have covers on my license plates.

It's all personal preference and what's important to you.
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